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tommygirl: (avengers - thor)
I've been battling bronchitis of doom that won't go away.  My sister had caught the flu and I told her to stay away from me...and then my Assistant had the flu as well and came into work (at which point, I sent her home pointing out that we have sick time for a reason!)...I did this not to be "mean" as both of them said, but because I knew this was inevitable.  I take something that everyone else recovers from in a week and mutate it into an ongoing, never-ending illness.

On the bright side, I don't get sick that often anymore, but when I do, it just hits for weeks.  I'm getting slightly annoyed at this point more than anything.

And I'm on an inhaler, something I haven't needed since I was like eighteen years old.

**

Tonight I go see Rent in Philly as part of my theater subscription and I'm taking my other Assistant.  It should be fun.  I haven't seen Rent in a long time at this point.  It will always have a special place in my heart.  A lot of my closest friends came into my life because of my love of the OBC Rent and doing the line and all of that back in my younger years. 

**

Who watches Manifest?  I think that and Million Little Things are my new favorite shows.  I'm just depressed that Manifest is done until next year.  i want more answers to what the heck is going on.

Other than that, I've watched Umbrella Academy and really loved it.  It went off in a different direction of the comics, but I enjoyed what was done and I can't wait to see where it goes from the end of season one.   I can't decide if Five or Klaus is my favorite - but I found myself going back-and-forth quite a bit.

And, of course, my great love of all things Bravo and reality tv.  Love After Lock-Up - I've gotten a few of my coworkers to start watching this trainwreck because it's amazing!  I still ponder how one makes that decision to seek out a person in jail as a potential life partner, but the show is the best kinds of crazy.

Vanderpump finally looks like there will be some drama this season.  They've all been getting along super well except for things with James (as always) and Billie (which was weird to me), but in previews it looks like that might be changing.  They are the least self-aware group of people ever, but I love them all.   And then Real Housewives of New York is back as is Beverly Hills and I'm finishing up the end of New Jersey season (haven't watched the reunion yet). 

I find that reality television is my happy place since Trump became our President.  Okay, I loved it before that, but really, I can barely handle MSNBC or CNN anymore because I just get stressed and sad and angry...so I go to Bravo and watch so much fun crazy.

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I won some bids in the [community profile] fandomtrumpshate auction that I'm excited about.  After my tax return each year I like to make some donations and this way I get to have some fandom fun as well.

I also signed up to take part in the [community profile] waybackexchange because it's all my favorite fandoms of the past (and some still are things I love).  I figure it will also get me writing and accomplishing some words toward my writing goal of 200K for the year.



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Dear creator,

I hope all is well with you.  First off, thank you for writing this lovely piece for me.  These were some of my favorite fandoms – actually most still are – and it’ll be fun to revisit them.  I know I'll enjoy it no matter what so please take as little or as much of this as you want into consideration. I know some writers like a lot of information to work with (like myself) and others can find it to hinder their creative processes. This letter is to provide some ideas and help, but as I love these fandoms and characters, I'd honestly be pleased with almost anything.


Things in fic I love:
 hurt/comfort (with happy endings), schmoop, happy endings, domestic fic, jealousy/possessiveness (without going over into uber creepy territory), banter, crossovers (as long as I know the fandoms), close familial units, awesome besties/partners that have each other’s backs, cuddles, fun, angst if it ends happily and lots and lots of banter.

Things in fic I dislike:
 Please no rape/noncon/dubcon/child-animal harm pieces for me. It’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind angst, but I’d like it to be somewhat sorted out and for my characters to have a chance at happy endings.

My feelings on AUs
 – I enjoy a great genderbend. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  Not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.

Overall, I like the characters to be true to who they are in whatever story they end up in. If you give me that, I'll love whatever you written (again, as long as it doesn't go into the rape/noncon/dubcon/harm world. I just can't read that stuff.)

So my specific requests:

Earth 2 - True & John or True/Uly

I love True Danziger.  She was my favorite character on the show – she’s independent and smart and she’s the whole planet as an adventure (the good and the bad).  I love True’s relationship with her dad and I always pictured her relationship with Uly developing over the years into something more.  In the episode where it jumps into the “future” I always pictured that Uly and True were together as a couple, so I would love to see something where those two move onto more and what that entails for them.

Roswell - Michael/Maria

I love Maria.  She’s my favorite character on the show.  She was awesome, even if she didn’t always seem to know it.  And I love how Michael and Maria’s relationship developed and the give-and-take that had to go into it.  It was never perfect or easy, but they fit each other well.  And if you want to add Alex in there as the protector of Maria – I loved Maria and Alex’s friendship.


Joan of Arcadia - Joan/Adam, Joan & Kevin & Luke

I miss this show.  I loved it and the idea of how it was the small things that made differences.  I totally shipped Joan/Adam and I’d love to see them having some fun relationship moments or go into the future after all the crap of the show and they’ve found their ways back to each other.  I just want them to be happy and having fun.  And if Adam knows about God and the jobs he gives Joan (and believes her), that would be fun. 

I also just really loved Joan’s relationship with her brothers.  I would love to see a fic that focuses solely on them having  a night together, or learning about Joan’s abilities or pretty much anything. 

And feel free to work in any of the favorite versions of God – hot God, Goth God, little girl God (one of my faves).

Stargate Atlantis - Rodney/John

I love hurt/comfort that leads to fluff and revelations with these two, whether they’re already in a relationship that they move forward or just finally get their acts together even though everyone else thinks it’s already happened.  You can give fic set in the aftermath of any of the episodes (because with the amount of Rodney and John hijinks, it just leaves so many openings).  

The OC - Seth/Ryan

I love banter between them – how they complement each other with their personalities and both never really seemed to have someone so completely in their corners before they found each other.  I’d love a fic set in the future after the show ended and they’ve got their lives on track – domestic happiness that didn’t come easy.

Veritas:  Cal & Nikko, Cal/Nikko, Nikko & Solomon

Just give me some Nikko angst that ends happily, which is pretty easy if you know this show.  I’m on board for that being Nikko and Solomon trying to work on their father/son relationship (Nikko freaking out, but slightly liking it when his dad wants to “bond” with him).  I completely ship Cal/Nikko, but I also love how their relationship was growing on the show from two people who couldn’t really stand each other, putting their own issues on each other, and moving into a friendship of sorts.  And if you like genderbending – I love Girl!Nikko.  I think it takes an awesome character and makes her more kick-ass.

The Class:  Kat/Ethan, Kyle/Ethan

I miss this show.  It only lasted a season, but it was so funny.  Kat & Ethan were a highlight right from the start.  Kat is so snarky and cynical whereas Ethan tends to wear his heart on his sleeve and comes across earnest.  But as the season went on, they started to push a friendship between Kyle and Ethan, so I started to love having him in the mix.  Either of those pairings, or even Kat/Ethan with Kyle as the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain getting them together…

Losers - Cougar/Jensen

These two are one of my OTPs that I still (continuously) obsess over.  There is just so much to love.  I love competent, but silly Jensen.  I love Cougar still being overprotective of him because while Jake can take care of himself, he does things like forget his gun.  I love simple domestic moments between them or out in the field killing baddies as a team.  I’m a huge fan of possessive/protective Cougar as long as it doesn’t go into creepy territory.  And injuries that lead to lots of schmoop??? Oh, I just love these two.

Alias - Syd/Sark

When I saw this as a nomination, I just went back to an old happy place.  I loved the two of them.  It got a little harder to ship as the show went on, but I still loved the two of them together.  Feel free to canon diverge at any point with the show, but I also think it would be interesting to see if they ended up together during that period where Sydney was presumed dead.    Feel free to include any of the other characters, but I was never really a Syd/Vaughn fan, so please keep mentions of that to a minimum if possible.

Sports Night - Dan/Casey

Banter!  Lots of banter!  Best friends who love each other!  With Banter.  There is no way to go wrong with Dan and Casey fic.  If you want to show them getting together, moving from friends to more (Dan gets a job offer that make Casey realize things)…already in a relationship that they think they’re hiding from the rest of their coworkers, but Natalie and Dana are not that stupid.  Future, domestic fic.  Seriously, anything for them, but please bring the wonderful banter they share.

I'm not sure if this helps or not.  As I said, use as much or little as you want.  I love these fandoms and characters and as long as it doesn't involve my DNWs, I know I will love it.

Thank you!

 

tommygirl: (avengers - natasha)
 So while I was expecting this weather due to the polar vortex, the snow we got today was out of the blue and rather annoying.  On the bright side of my sister borrowing my Prius to travel meant that I got to use her SUV, so it was a different take on driving in snow.

At least it didn't do this last weekend when we went into New York City to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  I had seen it twice before but my sister won the lottery, so of course we went because I happen to adore the show and the cast.  Scorpious is adorable.

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Do any of you watch the lovely Bravo reality shows?  I made my coworker get caught up on this season's Vanderpump Rules because I needed someone to talk with about it.  With real housewives of New Jersey, Danielle is back to insanity of second season and does anyone like the two new women (I hate Jackie - she's a shit stirrer).  New Beverly Hills starts soon so I can't wait for that. 

And then I got a separate coworker to watch the amazing train wreck that is Love After Lock-Up (This one is on WE, not Bravo).  

**

My Senator, Cory Booker, just announced he's running for President and I'm very excited.  Originally, I had planned to wait a bit before backing any candidates to decide but I volunteered on his first campaign for Senate and I've never been disappointed with him as my representative (something I can't say about Menendez who got my vote because I had no choice - and I could rant about that another day).  

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Not much else to report.  I started a new workout last week that kicked my ass to a point that it has not been kicked in awhile.  I'm pretty fit at this point, but this bootcamp had me nearly ready to puke.  But I'm the one who set the new goal to be able to do pull-ups.  People keep telling me to try a 5K, but I hate running.  I do the treadmill when I have to, but I like classes more.  I still firmly believe the only reason to run is if I'm being chased.

Off to catch up on friends' posts and to read some fanfiction.  It's a quiet Friday night, what with the snow, but it works.


tommygirl: (angel - jazz hands)
I used to do these religiously so I figured I'd give it a go for [community profile] thefridayfive 

1. What are your feelings about winter?   I'm bleh about it.  It's cold and darker, so it's harder to get up in the mornings and accomplish things.  But on the bright side, it's always a good excuse to curl up with hot chocolate or tea under blankets with a book near my fireplace.

2. What is your go-to drink in the winter? (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) 
hot chocolate

3. What are your favorite things about the winter?  My annual raise!  Also things like sweaters, heated blankets, the fireplace and lots of baking

4. How do you deal with the wintry blues?
  Definitely a real thing, at least for me.  Some days I just sort of have to force myself to participate in the world.

5. What are your least favorite things about the winter?  The cold and how it's dark a lot longer.  My mom died in January and my dad died in February, so it's just not the best time of year for me.  And on a purely annoyed level - my gym is always crowded in January. 

tommygirl: (avengers - cap1)
It's a rainy afternoon and I'm tired of dealing with annual reviews, so I figured I would do this. I saw these two memes in perusing my friends list.  Since I'm trying to get back into the habit of partaking in fandom and using my dreamwidth account, I figured this was a good place to start.

Nickname: Mare or Tommy

Height: 5′7

Last movie I saw: all of the Harry potter movies (I saw Cursed Child on Broadway and have been in a Harry Potter mood since)

Last thing I Googled: Employee Wellness Programs (I do HR)

Favorite musician:  Bruce Springsteen

Song stuck in my head: “Popular” from Wicked

Other blogs: twitter & Instagram (as maredarlin for both) and AO3 (as tommygirl).  I mostly use facebook to keep up with family and my sorority sisters and I have tumblr but never use it.

Do I get asks: Very rarely.

Following: a lot of different things, people and fandoms.  My loves range from Bravo Reality stars to political pundits to my fandom faves.

Amount of sleep: I aim for 7 hours or it makes it hard for me to get up to workout and then I’m messed up all day

Lucky number: 8

What I’m wearing: black slacks, a black shirt with floral patterns, Uggs and a sweater because I’m always cold in my office

Dream job: If someone wanted to pay me to partake in fandom or see Broadway plays…but otherwise, my day job isn’t too bad.

Dream trip: I’m saving to go to Tokyo, so there’s that, but I would love to do just take my time and travel all of Europe.

Favorite food:   Once a week, I let myself had Ravioli and it is delicious.

Play any instruments: I played trumpet when I was younger, but I wouldn’t try to do it now.

Languages: English, Spanish (not as good with it as I used to be).  I keep meaning to learn more, but I never do

Favorite songs: It depends on my mood and the month.  But a favorite go-to has always been “Wonderful World”

Random fact: I love to bake, but hate cooking and I tend to live on OatMega protein bars.

Describe yourself as aesthetic things: heated blankets, water bottles and notebooks

 

 

* Tattoos: no

* Ever hit a deer: no

* Ridden in an ambulance: nope

* Sang karaoke: yes

* Ice skated: yes

* Ridden a motorcycle: yes.

* Stayed in hospital: Yep

* Skipped school: yes

* Last phone call: work-related:  dealing with funders for a grant

* Last text from: my sister about my monster kitten, T’Challa

* Watched someone die: unfortunately

* Pepsi or coke: It used to be Coke, but I don’t drink soda anymore

* Favorite Pie: not a pie person

* Favorite pizza: thin crust

* Favorite season: fall

* Broken bones: Considering the way I used to fall and hurt myself, surprisingly, I have never broken a bone.  Dislocated and sprained things, but no breaks

* Received a ticket: Yes, in my youth I had a speeding problem

* Favorite color: pink

* Sunset or sunrise: I tend to see more sunsets, so…

tommygirl: (Default)
I heard that more people were migrating back this way and I've been meaning to make some time to just partake in more fandom stuff again.  It's just hard to fit into my schedule sometimes these days.  

It was a goal last year, but at the beginning of last January I got a promotion at work.  It was a very good thing, but kept me super busy and it's only started to slow down and fall into a good rhythm since the end of the summer.  So again, for 2019, one of my intentions for the year is to get back to a happy place with my online time.  The real world can be tiring enough and some of the social media that I get sucked into just leaves me annoyed...so happy place.

I'm going to go catch up on friend's list and reading.  Hoping to post at least once a week until I get back into the groove, but we'll see.
tommygirl: (wonderfalls - wax lion)
 Dear creator,

I hope all is well with you.  First off, Thank you for writing this lovely, fluffy piece for me.  I know I'll enjoy it and one can never go wrong with fluffy goodness. 

Please take as little or as much of this as you want into consideration. I know some writers like a lot of information to work with (like myself) and others can find it to hinder their creative processes. This letter is to provide some ideas and help, but as I love these fandoms and characters, I'd honestly be pleased with almost anything.


Things in fic I love:
 hurt/comfort (with happy endings), schmoop, happy endings, domestic fic, jealousy/possessiveness (without going over into uber creepy territory), banter, crossovers (as long as I know the fandoms), close familial units, awesome besties/partners that have each other’s backs, cuddles, fun, angst if it ends happily and lots and lots of banter.

Things in fic I dislike:
 Please no rape/noncon/dubcon/child-animal harm pieces for me. It’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind angst, but I’d like it to be somewhat sorted out and for my characters to have a chance at happy endings.

My feelings on AUs
 – I enjoy a great genderbend. I do enjoy crossovers that make sense and don't turn all the characters OOC. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.

Overall, I like the characters to be true to who they are in whatever story they end up in. If you give me that, I'll love whatever you written (again, as long as it doesn't go into the rape/noncon/dubcon/harm world. I just can't read that stuff.)

So my specific requests:


MCU - Steve/Bucky, Steve/Tony, Steve/Sam, Steve/Peter Quill, Steve/Loki, Steve/Thor, Steve/Matt Murdock, Matt Murdock/Foggy Nelson, Matt/Murdock/Frank Castle, Peter Parker & Tony Stark

-So basically, I love Steve Rogers.  I'm a huge Steve/Bucky, but I really do enjoy reading him with different pairings as they all are quite interesting and have different dynamics to them.  Since it's more fluffy, it's up to the writer how to deal with Avengers Infinity Wars - fix-it, ignore it, go into the past or the future...I'm up for whatever.  I just want Steve Rogers happy.  If you want to a prompt to work with - a happy Christmas for Steve in the future is all he's wanted since he woke up in a new world.

-I've watched the latest season of DareDevil and loved it all.  I love Matt/Foggy and Matt/Frank appeals to me too.  I'd love to see some happy reuniting fic after thinking Matt was dead and then dealing with Fisk and that mess.

-For Peter and Tony...I love their father/son relationship.  You can actually make them father/son or it can just be the relationship that they develop.  Just some domestic type stuff - like Tony insisting they do non-superhero stuff together.

DC extended universe - Barry/Arthur, Barry/Oliver, Barry/Clark, Barry/Victor, Diana/Steve Trevor

-Again, like Steve Rogers, I love Barry Allen.  He's adorable and nerdy and can put his foot in his mouth, but he means well and cares about people.  And for the pairings I chose, I think they're all interesting in there own ways  because Barry is this softy type who can worm his way into people's lives.  I'd love to see a fic where the pairing match for Barry goes with him to meet his Dad...all the while Barry tries to act like "of course that would happen"

-Diana/Steve - I loved their relationship in the movie and I'd love anything that gives them some time to just be all lovey and domestic.

The Losers - Jake/Cougar, Jake & Cougar

Jake/Cougar - best friends/partners-in-crimes/soulmates.  I love the two of them.  They're a case of opposites that work well together.  I love protective Cougar, even though he never doubts Jake can take care of himself.  I love Jake that is smarter than people give him credit for.  I love jealous Cougar and a Jake who wears his heart on his sleeve.  Really, I just love the two of them.  If you want a specific prompt - they spend the holidays with Jake's family.

Stranger Things - Jonathan Byers & Will Beyers;  Will Byers & Mike Wheeler

I love the relationship Jonathan and Will have.  Jonathan is a great big brother and it's obvious how much he loves Will and wants to protect him.  I can almost see Jonathan being super overprotective after season two, but not wanting Will to freak out...so he comes up with all these additional reasons for them to hang out.  Road trip for a concert.

Will and Mike's friendship is another thing that I adore with this show and we really got to see it explored more in season two.  They've both been through a lot separately and I'd love to see fic that's them supporting each other through it.

Crossover Fandoms - Steve Rogers (MCU)/Arthur Curry (DC Extended Universe), Jake Jensen (The Losers)/Tony Stark (MCU), Diana (Wonder Woman)/Steve Rogers (MCU), Jake Jensen (The Losers) & Tony Stark (MCU), James "Bucky" Barnes (MCU)/Jacob Jensen (Losers)


Steve Rogers/Arthur Curry - They would just be so pretty together.  Yes, I'm just that shallow.  Think about all the creative ways that Arthur helps Steve get over his issues with the water.

Diana (wonder woman)/Steve Rogers - They're both stronger than most, both carry these legends and weights on their shoulders, even when they don't want it.  And both have battled with their feelings about how best to help people.  I'd love just an established relationship, happy moment for them, where they get some quiet time bewteen world crises.

Jake Jensen/Tony Stark - They're both geniuses with no filter.  I put both as a pairing and as gen for them because they both have such potential.  Tony could use another best friend completely in his corner and Jake deserves to have someone to talk all his tech geek stuff with.  And if Jake has an uncanny resemblance for a supersoldier, that's whatever you want.

Jake Jensen/Bucky Barnes - Because, again, Jake has an uncanny resemblance to a super soldier, but that's about where the similarities end.  Could be when Bucky is on the run...maybe he saved Jake from one of Max's goons and Jake is this loyal puppy type once someone matters to him...Bucky's never getting rid of him now.

So yeah.  I hope this helps and doesn't cause more issues.  I'm really up for anything.  I love fluff.  It makes me happy.






 





tommygirl: (outsiders - curtis brothers)
 
Argh!  I keep forgetting to unlock these things after I make them.  I don't know what's wrong with me.

**

Dear Creator:

Let me start with a tremendous thank you and I'm so excited. The fact that you were willing to write one of these fandoms is wonderful and no matter what, I know I'll love whatever you come up with.  I tend to take a lot from previous year letters as I'm a simple girl that continues to like the same things (or I'm just set in my ways).  So if you peruse previous years, this will seem very similar.

Please take as little or as much of this as you want into consideration. I know some writers like a lot of information to work with (like myself) and others can find it to hinder their creative processes. This letter is to provide some ideas and help, but as I love these fandoms and characters, I'd honestly be pleased with almost anything.

So the basics: I’m storydivagirl on LJ and tommygirl on DW. I’m maredarlin on twitter and I have a tumblr -http://destinyisdeafening.tumblr.com/ - but I’m more of reblogger of things when the whim hits me rather than a true user of the site. I'm not nearly as involved in fandom as I used to be, but I’m always reading fic and bookmarking it to eventually rec. Under the tag of "challenges: yuletide" you can find past letters and information if that helps (I think most of it is unlocked).

Things in fic I love:
 hurt/comfort (with happy endings), schmoop, happy endings, domestic fic, jealousy/possessiveness (without going over into uber creepy territory), banter, crossovers (as long as I know the fandoms), close familial units, awesome besties/partners that have each other’s backs, cuddles, fun, angst if it ends happily and lots and lots of banter.

Things in fic I dislike:
 Please no rape/noncon/dubcon/child-animal harm pieces for me. It’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind angst, but I’d like it to be somewhat sorted out and for my characters to have a chance at happy endings.

My feelings on AUs
 – I enjoy a great genderbend. I do enjoy crossovers that make sense and don't turn all the characters OOC. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.

Overall, I like the characters to be true to who they are in whatever story they end up in. If you give me that, I'll love whatever you written (again, as long as it doesn't go into the rape/noncon/dubcon/harm world. I just can't read that stuff.)

So the actual requests and some rambling on them. Please note these weren’t done in any particular order and the notes below are ideas and things I'd like to see, but again, tell your story.


1.  Crooked Media RPF

My only real must is Jon Lovett.   I love him so much. I equally ship him with Favs and Tommy, so if you're a fan of those pairings I'm on board.  The occasional Jon/Tommy/Jon is okay, but I'm more of a regular old shipper for them.  I'm a sucker for schmoop and hurt/comfort, especially hurt/comfort if it leads to the pairing getting together.  I love the idea of Lovett being pursued and never being aware of it.  I love jealous Favs.  I love sweet-but-devious Tommy.  And I just love Lovett being his usual self.  Banter is always welcome.  Prompts:  Lovett gets hurt and Favs or Tommy lose their shit and realize feelings (or realize they want to take an existing relationship further).  


2.  Gifted, Frank Adler, Mary Adler

I loved this movie. I loved the relationship between Frank and Mary and would love to explore it more.  I'd be up for a fic that shows the early years of Frank and Mary - moving to Florida and the choices he made to get them to where they were as the movie starts.  I'd love fic that's set immediately after the movie as they bring Mary home and get things set - I'd especially love to see how Mary deals with the time away and probably clings to Frank.  Maybe something set after Frank loses custody and him dealing with the loss of Mary.  Or go into the future and see what that has in store.  You can add other characters, but I'd love it to focus on Frank and Mary's relationship.

3. The accountant, Christian Wolff, Braxton

I wanted more of their relationship at the end of the movie!  Again, sucker for sibling relationships...and I'd love to see the two brothers trying to re-establish a relationship, considering the lives that both of them lead.  I'd love to see Braxton's search for his brother over the years up until he realized who he was fighting.  I'd love a story that goes from their close relationship as kids through the years...and how do they each make sense of what the other does.   Is Braxton now in trouble because of how things go down at the end of the movie?  Does his brother need to protect him (which makes Braxton sort of happy but annoyed because he's a bad ass of his own right)?  Really up for anything that explores their relationship further.

Note:  I'm not opposed to Christian/Braxton as a pairing, but I'm fine with just brotherly love fic too.


4.  Stitchers, Cameron, Kirsten

I am a total Cameron/Kirsten shipper and the end of the show (thanks to stupid cancellation) just left me with a WTF moment.  I would love for some resolution with happy Cameron and Kirsten getting to be together and happy,  Kirsten letting Cameron know that she remembers him.  Or future fic.  If you want to avoid dealing with the finale (again, BAH), I'd love to see a fic with them working out how to work together and have a relationship - specifically, Cameron learning not to freak out whenever Kirsten is in danger.  If you don't want to go the shipping route, I'd love a look at their friendship.  It's what got me into the show from the beginning.

5.  Killjoys

Johnny is my favorite character. I love everything about him. I love his relationship with Dutch. I've loved watching his relationship with his brother start to rebuild. He's the soul of the show to me and everyone but him seems to know it. I'm a huge sucker for sibling relationships and anything with Johnny and D'Avin would be great. I don't mind ships involving Johnny - Johnny/Dutch or even Johnny/D'Avin, but I must admit that I really love the appeal of Johnny/Fancy because they're so different and I just think it could be a case of  "odd fit right from the start." And it would be interesting to see how everyone else dealt with it when they found out.


6.  The Martian


I enjoy the canon relationship between Chris and Beth, but I really love Mark and Chris. If you want to just focus on their friendship or go with the pairing, either is fine by me. I'm a huge Mark/Chris shipper, but I just love the two of them interacting. I'd love fic set in the direct aftermath of the rescue and getting back. I'd love Chris being super protective and in the beginning Mark likes it, but then he starts to get annoyed. I'd love an established relationship that has to deal with the repercussions of one of them spending years alone and having to learn to be around other people again and the other mourning and grieving for someone only to find out Mark's alive. So many possibilities to explore the bond between them.

So basically, that's it. Take what you want from this letter or ignore it completely. Try not to pull your hair out (I'm already considering it with my assignment) and I hope you have fun writing it. I know I'll enjoy the finished product no matter what route you go in.  Thank you again.  

 




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**It came to my notice that I made this private.  I apologize.  I've been losing my mind lately.   If you've started something already, go with your muse and don't worry.  Sorry for locking it!


Dear creator,


Thank you for taking on this endeavor.  I'm sure soon I'll be panicking about my own ability to write, so please know that I will love anything from any of the fandoms and characters that I love.

Things I love:   I love fluff and schmoop.  Sucker for happy endings.  I'm a huge fan of hurt/comfort and I even like angst, but I prefer it to at least end hopefully and definitely prefer happy.  I love competency, friends to more, being equals.  I love familial relationships, but also families we create ourselves.  I'm a huge fan of banter and all that can be said with nuance in those moments.  I'm always a fan of cliches like stranded, forced together, amnesia...as long as it's done well and you have fun with it.  I love genderbending as far as taking a cool male character and making him an even more awesome female character.   I do love me some jealousy/possessiveness as long as it doesn't cross over into a creepy stalker type feeling.   

No, thank you:  I can't read non-con/rape.  I also can't handle violence against animals or children.  I'm not a fan of death fic or unhappy/no-hope endings.  I don't particularly enjoy incompetence or humiliation for no reason...if it serves a purpose in the story and it makes sense, I can handle it.  

My feelings on AUs
 – I enjoy a great genderbend. I do enjoy crossovers that make sense and don't turn all the characters OOC. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.  With MCU, I really do enjoy the modern setting and various non-power AUs for Steve Rogers...so if that's your thing, I'll get behind it.


Below are the specific requests.  Again, take as much or little from these as you want.  I get how the muse can work (or sometimes not work).   Again, go where the muse takes you.  Note:  On a lot of these I didn't choose angst as a tag, however, I'm okay with angst as long as it doesn't end dark.  

requests:

1.  POD SAVE AMERICA RPF - Established Relationship, hurt/comfort, fluff

I adore this podcast and all of the boys.  And I blame my friend for pointing me to the RPF and now I am hooked.  I really love Jon Lovett and all his idiosyncrasies.  I love pining and miscrossed signals and snark.  With Tommy/Jon, I love that Tommy and Jon can come at things from very different places and personalities, but really work well together.  And Jon/Jon...I just always picture Lovett always trying to make Favs laugh and being so happy when he does.    

Hurt/Comfort - Lovett gets hurt and the others have to take care of him.  Does he get quiet and freak people out?  Is he super demanding, trying the patience of Job?  

Feel free to throw in random tropes or go with those crazy soap opera ideas (Lovett gets amnesia and blocks out Trump's presidency, but in doing so forgets he has a media company and a boyfriend).

Really, anything for these guys...
  

2.  MCU - Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship, Slice of Life, Fluff, Canon Divergence

So, it's probably pretty obvious that I adore Steve Rogers.  I love him and enjoy him with various pairings...

For Bucky/Steve - I love the hurt/comfort, with Bucky taking care of Steve.  it can be small!Steve or Cap!Steve or AU!modern Steve.  I always enjoy the stories where Bucky stopped being the WInter Soldier before Steve was found.   And I love fics where they just enjoy their days...Fluff is my favorite thing for them.  There is always so much angst - and I'm cool with some angst as long as there is fluff too - and I just like to see them happy.

For Steve/Thor - I just love that they're both sort of strangers in this current world and could see them bonding over things like that.   What would Steve and Thor's reunion be like after Ragnarok?
  Or random future fluff of them taking a day.  Steve wanting Thor and Bucky to get along.  


For Steve/Sam - I just love their friendship.  I love that Sam is protective of Steve and completely trusts him, but will still call him on things.  And I love that Steve lets Sam in.  I love Steve feeling jealous and Sam having to point out he's an idiot.  

For Steve/Tony - I love a domestic side to them.  I like them being equal partners, but still bickering.  I love Steve being protective of Tony and their relationship.  And I really do enjoy hurt!Steve where Tony is the one who goes into protective mode.


3.  Crossovers - Established Relationship, Getting Together, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Character Development

Steve/Matt - The Guilty Catholics meet and bond.  Or are already together.  Can be future fic from where DareDevil or Defenders or Civil War left off - or could be set before any of that...I'm up for anything.  I find them intriguing and pretty.  I really like the idea of Steve being drawn to Matt *before* he knows that he is DareDevil and them dealing with that discovery.  But seriously, anything...Steve taking care of Matt.  Or Matt yelling that STeve is impulsive and reckless, garnering snickers from Foggy.

Steve Rogers/Diana Prince - so much potential.  I would heart anything.  Especially if it involves Diana being the one to repeatedly save Steve.

Kara Danvers/Barry Allen - They have such chemistry and I really love their interactions.  I'm up for anything with them.  I'd love Kara taking care of Barry and being protective of him...the way they can bond over the pressure to help people and have a life.  

Jacob Jensen/Ronan Dex - this could just be hot and pretty and hot.  Like after Losers, Jensen ends up involved in the Stargate Program and fun ensues.  Or Ronan comes to Earth to visit and meets Jake and fun ensues that way!  Seriously, I just imagine the pretty.


4.  DC Extended Universe - Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Canon Divergence Fix-It 

Diana/Steve Trevor - I love Diana and Steve.  I love the relationship that they build.  I would love fix-it where Steve doesn't die, or doesn't stay dead.  I love the idea of him appearing in the future after Justice League and learning so much about how Diana has changed and the friends she has and the world she lives in.  Also, him not-so-subtly wondering if she was married or dating.   I'd also love some fic where Steve takes care of Diana - like she needs to stop pushing herself so much...or she misses home or anything.

Barry Allen/Arthur Curry - They're just so different personality wise that I can't help but think of the fun.  I picture Arthur being super-protective of Barry (even while being gruff and annoyed - but only he's allowed to be that way with him) and Barry always getting into trouble.  I just love the idea of Barry trying to explain to his Dad on a visit that he's dating this friend who's not really from around here and...hurt/comfort, established fluff would be great.  Feel free to add as many or few of the other Justice League as you want!


5.  Thunderbirds

Hurt/comfort, slice of life, interpersonal drama, character development

I love the Tracy brothers.  I love the movie and the new Thunderbirds Are Go show and I've seen the old school show, so feel free to use whichever canon works best for you.  Mostly I just want the brothers interacting and supporting/teasing each other.

Alan is my favorite as the youngest trying to find his own way.  Feel free to set it after the movie with Alan trying to step into his new role and his brothers trying to stop being protective.

Alan!whump is fine with the brothers getting worried and threatening to kill people hurting their baby brother.

For Gordon and Alan - getting into hijinks.

Feel free to add other characters, including Jeff, as long as the focus is more on the brotherly relationships.

6.  The Accountant - Canon Divergence, established relationship, hurt/comfort, fluff, character development

Christian Wolff/Braxton - I can't really explain what it was about them that made me ship it, but I do.  I love the idea of Braxton searching for his brother, only to finally find him and then not wanting to let him leave.  I love that they were raised to be a team and that Christian disappeared on Braxton - how do they move forward?  Do they fall into old patterns?  Are they still super protective of each other?  What do they do in their downtime of kicking lots of ass?

7.  Star Trek Alternate Original Series Movies - 
Established Relationship, Slice of Life, hurt/comfort, fluff

Kirk/McCoy - I love them.  I especially love McCoy being frustrated and annoyed by Kirk's constant ability to attract trouble and having to patch him up.  But at the same time, I'm intrigued by how Kirk would react if it was McCoy that was the one that got into a mess and got hurt.  What do they do in their downtime?  It can be set during/after any of the movies.  

Kirk/Spock - They're just so different and yet similar in ways that I enjoy them.  I always imagine even in the most day-to-day things that Kirk will try to get Spock excited, and he just looks at Kirk like he's crazy and humors him.  Sometimes.  Other times he feels the need to point out that watching a movie that you've seen before is an unnecessary use of time.

8.  Teen Wolf - Fluff, hurt/comfort, established relationship

Stiles/Derek - I love protective Derek.  I love Stiles getting into trouble, but I also love him still being competent.  I like that play of Derek needing to protect and help Stiles, but also trusting that Stiles can take care of himself (even if he is a magnet for trouble).  They make a good team and I really enjoy all different aspects of their relationship.  It can be during the show or future or whatever - though I am intrigued by a Derek point of view during the whole Nogitsune storyline where he and Stiles were together.  

Anyway...

Sorry this was so long.  I never know how much to share, so feel free to use as much or as little of this as you want.  My only real no-please-no are the ones listed above.  Everything else...go where your muse takes you.  I love these fandoms and characters, so I'm sure whatever comes about will be wonderful.

Thank you again and I hope you enjoy writing it!



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Dear Chocolatier

Please take as little or as much of this as you want into consideration. I know some writers like a lot of information to work with (like myself) and others can find it to hinder their creative processes. This letter is to provide some ideas and help, but as I love these fandoms and characters, I'd honestly be pleased with almost anything.

So the basics: I’m storydivagirl on LJ and tommygirl on DW. I’m maredarlin on twitter and I have a tumblr -http://destinyisdeafening.tumblr.com/ - but I’m more of reblogger of things when the whim hits me rather than a true user of the site. I'm not nearly as involved in fandom as I used to be, but I’m always reading fic and bookmarking it to eventually rec. Under the tag of "challenges: yuletide" you can find past letters and information if that helps (I think most of it is unlocked).

Things in fic I love:
hurt/comfort (with happy endings), schmoop, happy endings, domestic fic, jealousy/possessiveness (without going over into uber creepy territory), banter, crossovers (as long as I know the fandoms), close familial units, awesome besties/partners that have each other’s backs, cuddles, fun, angst if it ends happily and lots and lots of banter.

Things in fic I dislike:
Please no rape/noncon/dubcon/child-animal harm pieces for me. It’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind angst, but I’d like it to be somewhat sorted out and for my characters to have a chance at happy endings.

My feelings on AUs
– I enjoy a great genderbend. I do enjoy crossovers that make sense and don't turn all the characters OOC. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.

Overall, I like the characters to be true to who they are in whatever story they end up in. If you give me that, I'll love whatever you written (again, as long as it doesn't go into the rape/noncon/dubcon/harm world. I just can't read that stuff.)

So the actual requests. Please note these weren’t done in any particular order and the notes below are ideas and things I'd like to see, but again, tell your stor


1.  Stitchers - Cameron/Kirsten -

If you can fix-it that end of the season 3, that would be lovely.  I can't believe we're expected to leave it like that with no show renewal.  Bah.  Otherwise, anything with the two of them being all couple-ish or learning to work together as a couple without wanting to be overprotective of the other...

2. MCU - Steve/Thor, Steve/Bucky, Steve/Tony, Steve/Coulson, Steve/Sam

There is a theme here and it's that I love Steve Rogers.  I'm a huge sucker for hurt/comfort with Steve, especially since the idiot is terrible at taking care of himself and tends not to think things through where his own wellbeing is concerned.

3.  The Flash - Barry/Oliver, Barry/Cisco, Barry & Joe

For any of the pairing/gen:  How did they deal with the time that Barry was gone?  What was that like?  How did they handle it when he returned?

Barry/Oliver - I love that they're an odd match, but seem to bring out the best (and sometimes worst) in each other. 

Barry/Cisco - best friends to more...cannot go wrong there.

Barry & Joe - some of my favorite moments on this show have involved the two of them just being there for each other.

4.  Crossovers -
  • Diana Prince (Wonder Woman 2017)/Steve Rogers (MCU)  - Seriously, I would love *anything* with these two.  And Diana lived through Steve's time period, so it can only make him feel less alone.
  • Colin Shea (What's Your Number)/Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez  - sometimes in my head, I may picture that Jensen became Colin...but that does not have to happen here...I just think they would make an interesting pairing.
  • Frank Adler (Gifted)/Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez  - And yeah, again, sometimes in my head - I mean the raising the niece and disappearing from his life...but seriously, maybe Cougar is drawn to Frank because he reminds him of Jensen...or just whatever.  They're both pretty.
  • Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)/Peter Parker (MCU) - I have to admit thatI never considered this pairing before, but I saw it on the list and now I need to read this.

5.  Psych - Shawn/Carlton

I've been rewatching Psych and delving back into old fic.  I'm a sucker for the established relationship with hurt/comfort here.  I love Carlton just wanting to strangle Shawn for his over-the-top recklessness, but also wanting to protect him and unable to picture him being different.

6.  Losers - Jake/Cougar - Okay, I adore them.  I love anything that is Jake/Cougar.  I especially love when Jake gets himself into trouble.

7.  Boondock Saints - Connor/Murphy - I love the bond between them and the way they go from bickering in one instant to completely protective in the next.  I also love that they trust each other's abilities completely.

8.  Veritas the Quest - Calvin/Nikko, Cal & Nikko, Nikko & Solomon

Cal/Nikko or Cal & Nikko - They bicker all the time, but throughout the show they seemed to grow into a friendship and then I love the idea of them growing into more with time.  They've both got such issues, but I think they tend to bring out the best (and worst) of each other. 

Nikko & Solomon - Their relationship over the course of the show definitely improved, but I'd love some bonding moments between them.  Time where Nikko and Solomon can maybe talk about the past and agree to put it behind them.

9.  DC Cinematic - Diana/Steve Trevor, Arthur/Barry, Barry & Clark

Diana/Steve - Anything with them having a moment together, whether during the movie or with movie fix-it or whatever.  I loved their relationship.

Arthur/Barry - They are just so different and Barry is so awkward...I just picture Arthur taking him under his wing and not understanding why he cares so much about Barry.

Barry & Clark - I just kind of love the playfulness between them.  Like Clark is the ultimate big brother to Barry.


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Argh!  Stupid dreamwidth just deleted half my entry for some reason when I went to post it


I hope everyone who celebrates had a great holiday. Mine was busy, but not too bad.

A few of you linked me to your [community profile] fandom_stocking, but send me your links if you're participating.  Mine is here.

**

Yuletide went live and I got an awesome story.  It's Gifted Fandom and picks up after the movie and deals with the aftermath of moving on with life and trying to repair things.  The characters' voices are pitch perfect and I love the interactions they have.  It's good stuff and if you've seen the movie, I definitely recommend reading it - A Little Rain

I haven't had an opportunity to read a lot of the other fics yet, but I'm hoping to start tonight. 

**
In other news, I've seen four movies this past week.  My staycation seems to be made up of movies -

Jumanji - highly enjoyable
Star Wars - good stuff.  It reminds me of the Empire Strikes Back in the sense that there are these hopeless moments in it, but it was enjoyable - though I'm intrigued to see how things will start in the next movie.
Pitch Perfect 3 - If you like the other two, you'll likely enjoy this one, but with all the movies out, I'd put it lower on a list to see.
Lady Bird - really good...though there is a scene where Matt Lauer is on the tv a character is watching and like five women in our theater were like "Ugh." -

I think for new year's eve we'll see Greatest Showman and I've been debating if I want to see Downsizing...

I might have a movie addiction.


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Just came to my attention that I left this locked!  Sorry Yuletide Author!  My brain is a scary place - so if you've started your story just based on the initial request, go with your muse.  I'll love anything about these characters/fandoms.  Otherwise, here was the letter.

Dear Creator:

Let me start with a tremendous thank you and I'm so excited. The fact that you were willing to write one of these fandoms is wonderful and no matter what, I know I'll love whatever you come up with.  I tend to take a lot from previous year letters as I'm a simple girl that continues to like the same things (or I'm just set in my ways).  So if you peruse previous years, this will seem very similar.

Please take as little or as much of this as you want into consideration. I know some writers like a lot of information to work with (like myself) and others can find it to hinder their creative processes. This letter is to provide some ideas and help, but as I love these fandoms and characters, I'd honestly be pleased with almost anything.

So the basics: I’m storydivagirl on LJ and tommygirl on DW. I’m maredarlin on twitter and I have a tumblr -http://destinyisdeafening.tumblr.com/ - but I’m more of reblogger of things when the whim hits me rather than a true user of the site. I'm not nearly as involved in fandom as I used to be, but I’m always reading fic and bookmarking it to eventually rec. Under the tag of "challenges: yuletide" you can find past letters and information if that helps (I think most of it is unlocked).

Things in fic I love:
hurt/comfort (with happy endings), schmoop, happy endings, domestic fic, jealousy/possessiveness (without going over into uber creepy territory), banter, crossovers (as long as I know the fandoms), close familial units, awesome besties/partners that have each other’s backs, cuddles, fun, angst if it ends happily and lots and lots of banter.

Things in fic I dislike:
Please no rape/noncon/dubcon/child-animal harm pieces for me. It’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind angst, but I’d like it to be somewhat sorted out and for my characters to have a chance at happy endings.

My feelings on AUs
– I enjoy a great genderbend. I do enjoy crossovers that make sense and don't turn all the characters OOC. I like some of the other AUs out there (Soulmates - totally on board;  space operas if it's a show not in space?  not so much), but it's not my go-to for stories if I'm searching for things to read.

Overall, I like the characters to be true to who they are in whatever story they end up in. If you give me that, I'll love whatever you written (again, as long as it doesn't go into the rape/noncon/dubcon/harm world. I just can't read that stuff.)

So the actual requests. Please note these weren’t done in any particular order and the notes below are ideas and things I'd like to see, but again, tell your story.


1.  Battleship (2012), Alex Hopper, Stone Hopper
I'd love brotherly bonding.  It can be before the movie or I'd really love to see a fix-it where Stone gets to live to see his brother fulfill his potential, I'd love that!  (how did he survive?  did it take long to find him?  Amnesia?  Seriously, I'm up for anything as plausibility is not something that really applies to a movie based on a board game). I have a thing for close sibling relationships and they just pinged me from that first scene, especially how Alex steps up and becomes the man that his brother seemed to think he was possible of becoming.

2.  veritas the quest, Nikko Zond, Calvin Banks, Solomon Zond

There weren't many episodes, but I adored this show right away.  I love Nikko and his relationship with his father, Calvin and Vincent especially.  I totally ship Nikko/Calvin.  I love seeing Nikko and Solomon get to know each other and grow into their relationship - even as Nikko still battles his issues with feeling abandoned and wanting to grow up.  I love Nikko and Cal's relationship and how it grows throughout the show from some almost sibling rivalry bickering to a friendship to moving into something more (at least in my fandom brain).  I would prefer if it's a ship fic that it's a little in the future so Nikko is at least eighteen before anything happens.

Also, this is a fandom where I'm totally a genderbend girl who loves the idea of girl!Nikko.  I just think it takes the character and makes the character so much more kick-ass,  If you want to go with girl!Nikko/Cal, that's a favorite thing of mine too,

3.  what's your number, Colin Shea, Ally Darling

I'd love some fic that is from Colin's point of view...set during the movie or after the movie.  I'd love to explore how they actually move into a relationship when it has never been something Colin has really done and Ally has her load of issues that she brings to things.  I love that at the core, they seem to be friends above everything else...

And hey, if you want to play with Colin being one of Chris Evans other characters - I'm a tad bit obsessed with all things Chris Evans, so yeah, have at it.  Colin is Jensen from Losers?  Colin is Steve Rogers?  Colin is...insert Chris Evans character.  Go crazy if that's your thing.

4.  gifted, Frank Adler, Mary Adler, Evelyn Adler

I loved this movie. I loved the relationship between Frank and Mary and would love to explore it more.  I'd be up for a fic that shows the early years of Frank and Mary - moving to Florida and the choices he made to get them to where they were as the movie starts.  I'd love fic that's set immediately after the movie as they bring Mary home and get things set.  Maybe something set after Frank loses custody and him dealing with the loss of Mary.  Or go into the future and have them trying to develop a better relationship with Evelyn. 

I'm up for anything, but I'd love it to focus on Frank and Mary's relationship.

5.  the outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Darrel Curtis

So these were my original I-love-sibling relationships story!  I read this book for the first time when I was eleven and have continued to re-read it about once a year since then.  I love PonyBoy and SodaPop's relationship especially, but all three of the brothers - the us against the world, trying to just keep up feeling...I'd love some stories set after the book ends where you see Ponyboy and Darrel trying to really move forward with a better understanding of each other.  I'd love to see a story from SodaPop's point of view set during hte book, especially when Ponyboy was off with Johnny and wanting to find his brother.  Mostly, I just want to see the brothers sticking together through everything.

6.  The accountant, Christian Wolff, Braxton

I wanted more of their relationship at the end of the movie!  Again, sucker for sibling relationships...and I'd love to see the two brothers trying to re-establish a relationship, considering the lives that both of them lead.  I'd love to see Braxton's search for his brother over the years up until he realized who he was fighting.  I'd love a story that goes from their close relationship as kids through the years...and how do they each make sense of what the other does.   Is Braxton now in trouble because of how things go down at the end of the movie?  Does his brother need to protect him (which makes Braxton sort of happy but annoyed because he's a bad ass of his own right)?  Really up for anything that explores their relationship further.


So basically, that's it. Take what you want from this letter or ignore it completely. Try not to pull your hair out (I'm already considering it with my assignment) and I hope you have fun writing it. I know I'll enjoy the finished product no matter what route you go in.

Thank you!






tommygirl: (charmed - chris (know me))
Dear Creator:

I apologize for the delay in getting this posted.  Life has been happening lately.  Please feel free to use as much or as little of this as you want.  I'll love stories of any of these characters.  I know some people like prompts/ideas and others can find it restrictive - so whatever works.

Things I love:   I love fluff and schmoop.  Sucker for happy endings.  I'm a huge fan of hurt/comfort and I even like angst, but I prefer it to at least end hopefully and definitely prefer happy.  I love competency, being equals, and protective siblings. I'm a huge fan of banter.  I'm always a fan of cliches as long as it's done well and you have fun with it. 

No, thank you:  I can't read non-con/rape.  I also can't handle violence against animals or children.  I'm not a fan of death fic or unhappy/no-hope endings.  I don't particularly enjoy incompetence or humiliation for no reason...if it serves a purpose in the story and it makes sense, I can handle it.  And most AUs aren't my go-to reads.  I'll read some, but not really what I seek out for fic. 

Below are the specific requests.  Again, take as much or little from these as you want.  I get how the muse can work (or sometimes not work).  If the match is for vids, I don't really have any guidelines for that.  I'm in awe of those abilities, so go where the muse takes you. 

Request 1 - Cal Leandros - Fic
Cal/Niko or Cal & Niko & Robin - Note that i haven't read the last book that came out yet, but I've read all the others in the series.  I adore Cal and Niko's relationship, even at its most co-dependent and slightly crazy.  I love their friendship with Robin.  I would especially love Niko point of view as it's always nice to get inside his head...Feel free to set it around one of the books or just random moments.  Let them be hunting or just having Niko kick Cal's butt with a workout.  If you want to go back to the early days...I've always been intrigued by getting Niko's perspective on what happened in the first book.

Request 2 - Boondock Saints - Fic, Vid
Connor/Murphy - I love these two.  I love how devoted they are to each other and their cause, but that they'll still start pummeling each other and bickering over things like rope.  I'm a huge fan of hurt/comfort, especially with Murphy being the one to get hurt and Connor going into super protective mode, which both amuses and worries Murphy.

Request 3 - Outsiders, Fic
Ponyboy & Sodapop; Darrel & Ponyboy; Darrel, Ponyboy & Sodapop - Outsiders is my favorite book of all time.  I've read it multiple times over the years since I was eleven (This might be what started me on my weird obsession with close familial sibling relationships in fiction/tv/movies).  I love the book, the movie and even the short-lived tv show.  Really can't go wrong as long as you're bringing the closeness and protectiveness of the characters toward each other.  Maybe something from Sodapop or Darrel's point of view when Ponyboy is off with Johnny or get the call about the fire.  Or just a random moment in their present or future.  Really anything.

Request 4 - Battleship, Fic
Alex HOpper & Stone Hopper;  Alex/Stone - It's such a silly movie, but part of what I love about it is the relationship between Alex and Stone.  I'd prefer to live in a happy place where Stone survived somehow or set before the acts of the movie.  One really would want to have Stone see that his little brother stepped up and saved the day, learning to get past himself to do what he needed.

Request 5 - Joan of Arcadia, Fic
Joan & Kevin; Joan & Luke, Joan & Kevin & Luke; Joan & Kevin & God - I adore Joan's relationships with her brothers on the show.  I loved that they teased each other, protected each other and really loved one another.  I love that neither Luke or Kevin ever quite know what to make of their sister and her little experiments/adventures.  And I really like the idea of Kevin finding out about Joan and God and moving from thinking his sister is crazy to believing.

Request 6 - Charmed, Fic
Chris & Wyatt; Chris & Piper; Chris & Leo; Wyatt & Chris & Melinda; Piper/Leo, Chris & Wyatt & Melinda - I seriously love and adore Chris Halliwell.  He's my favorite character in all of Charmed canon (which is probably evident if you look at my Ao3 stories written as there are many about him).  I love his relationship with Wyatt in both the original dark world and his one with a good!Wyatt.  I used to want the Wyatt & Chris spin-off series so badly.   I also love Chris after the reveal with Piper and Leo, keeping both at a distance at first but slowly letting them in.  And I like how far he and Leo came in fixing their relationship.  Just really - anything Chris is a happy place for me.  And I'm okay with the angst, but if it can be hopeful.

Request 7 - Killjoys, Fic
D'avin & Johnny;  D'avin/Johnny/Fancy - I love and adore Johnny.  I love how far his relationship with his brother has come since he found him in the pilot.  I'm fine with gen brotherly love or going to more and throwing in Fancy (who I also love because he's so different from Johnny and yet, I find them compelling together).    I'm up for anything.

I hope this helps and didn't confuse things.  I'll say it again - I love all these characters so I'll enjoy whatever comes my way.

Thank you!


tommygirl: (buffy - faith)
Life has been super busy recently and work's been charging along as well. Which is good, I guess, because I do enjoy job stability, but a few minutes of rest is always something I enjoy. I've just had a lot of HR-related seminars and workshops recently, so then I'm out of the office and when I'm back in, I've got to play catch up.

I had a few things I wanted to post about, but now that I'm writing the entry, I've got nothing much to report.

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A Story Rec:

For Fandom Trumps Hate, I did some bidding with the plan to make donations no matter what, but I won a few things.

And I got this amazing story set in the Cal Leandros world - Brothers Before Souls  by [archiveofourown.org profile] yopumpkinhead  - It's set during Blackout, but it's from Niko's perspective on dealing with Cal going missing, to finding him, and to making the choices that he does for his brother.  I loved everything about this story and I highly recommend it.  One can never go wrong with Niko POV.  If you know the books, I definitely recommend you check it out.

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So author reveals occurred for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm and I meant to share the story I wrote, but again...time gets away from me. 

I wrote The In Between Moments - Walking Dead, Rick/Daryl - it's set over the course of seasons four to winter finale of current season (7) - Somehow Daryl and Rick have managed to carve something out for themselves despite the constant loss and destruction around them. At least they always find their ways back to each other. A series of moments (missing scenes) between Daryl and Rick set from the end of season four through to the winter finale of season seven.

After the initial panic I always experience before starting a project for a challenge, I had a lot of fun with this one.  It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to write and how I wanted to bring canon into it.  And I had one scene written, but I was feeling like I wanted to do more...so it slowly expanded and I'm happy with the final product.  Gotta thank my betas for keeping me on target and pointing out when things that are in my head didn't translate onto the page.  And, it was nice to sort of give Daryl and Rick a few happy moments.

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I made up my deficit from January on my word count and pulled ahead during February.  A lot of it was nonfannish writing and a few WIPs I've been tossing around in my brain (I long ago stopped posting WIPs because when/if I lose interest, I didn't want people wondering how something ends)

Currently on my fannish writing to-do list:

-my piece for [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000 - I've got this cool picture.  Now the challenge is to keep my wordy butt limited to exactly 1000 words.
-Ante-Up Losers story - I love any excuse to rewatch/read Losers.
-Just got my fandom5K assignment the other day and I'm super excited.  And this one I need to come up with something good and something that will lead to at least 5000 words of a story. 

I've also got to continue with my regular writing. 

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Not much else to report.  I joined Planet Fitness by my house because it was 10.00 a month and I figured it would help me break up my routine.  Though I do most of my working out at home or my Saturday bootcamp class...I do a lot of Jillian Michaels with her dvds or app.  But thought, this might be good for me.  Change it up.  I met with the trainer to set up a personal fitness plan...

This woman was crazy.  Like I just wasted an hour of my time.  First, she told me that I should have a heart rate of 114 when I'm working out to be in the "fat burn zone" like it's still the 80's/early 90's.  And then she just proceeds to give me a sheetful of machines to use and never showed me how to actually use the machines.  And learning the machines is the whole reason I signed up for the personal fitness plan.  It was just insane and has me rethinking this gym.  It's super cheap, but I don't know.  As part of my gastric sleeve surgery I got to use the gym's fitness center for a three month program and work with a trainer.  And maybe I got spoiled because she showed me how to do a move and then made me do it a few times to perfect my form and we moved on.   That's what I need and like.    For  now though, I think I'll just google some of the machines and go from there...or just use the gym for cardio and stick with home for strength training with free weights/body weight.

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Alright, I'm off.  I'm going to head to bed and do some reading.  I'm trying to finish up the first book in the Mistborn trilogy.  I'm really enjoying it.  It started a bit slow and it took me a little bit to catch on about the journal entries at the start of each chapter, but I find this world fascinating.  Even if the book is 600 pages long.


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tommygirl: (supernatural - brothers wrestling)
So I signed up for a setting card for Get Your Words Out Bingo








I'm planning to do a mix of fannish and original, but feel free to leave a prompt of sorts. if it's a fandom you know that I'm aware of, I'll give it a go. But I'm really bad about doing prompts in a speedy fashion.
tommygirl: (blade trinity - king & abby)
I haven't had an opportunity to post this past week.  Work has been crazy and I've had a few things going on outside of work.  A lot happens within a one week period each year as far as birthdays, anniversaries and other things.  A bright spot was that on Thursday night, we went to the Newsies Broadway Musical Movie.  A lot of fun.    Reminded me of seeing the show back in 2012.

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So [community profile] chocolateboxcomm went live on Tuesday and I received two great treats!  Loved them both.

A Journey Long Overdue - Teen Wolf, Stiles/Derek - Glimpses into life after high school. Stiles's way to finding himself and how postcards as well as Derek play a big role in that.  Highly enjoyable.  Loved how Stiles came to rely on the postcards all the while becoming who he needed to be.

Catch Me (if You Can) - Flash/Supergirl, Barry/Kara - This whole superhero thing was even better when Kara had someone to share it with. - This gets exactly what I love about the idea of Barry and Kara as a couple.  The ability to just be themselves completely.

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Glad to have Monday off.  I've got a bunch of things to do, including see the last of the Oscar-nominated movies.  There are also the not-fun errands that I keep putting off.  I forgot to place my ShopRite at Home order this week so I actually have to go grocery shopping.  Ugh.  I willingly pay that 5.99 fee for them to do the shopping and bring it to my car on the way home for work.  I feel my time is worth at least that much...but I forgot to do it and now I must go pick stuff up. 

Not much else to report at the moment.  I'm behind on pretty much everything.
 


tommygirl: (avengers - cap1)
Dear Creator,

Again I apologize for the delay in getting this posted.  Time has this nasty habit of getting away from me.  Please feel free to use as much or as little of this as you want.  I'll love stories of any of these pairings/characters.  And I know some people like prompts/ideas and others can find it restrictive - so whatever works.

Things I love:   I love fluff and schmoop.  Sucker for happy endings.  I'm a huge fan of hurt/comfort and I even like angst, but I prefer it to at least end hopefully and definitely prefer happy.  I love competency, friends to more, being equals.  I love familial relationships, but also families we create ourselves.  I'm a huge fan of banter and all that can be said with nuance in those moments.  I'm always a fan of cliches like stranded, forced together, amnesia...as long as it's done well and you have fun with it.  I love genderbending as far as taking a cool male character and making him an even more awesome female character.   I do love me some jealousy/possessiveness as long as it doesn't cross over into a creepy stalker type feeling.  

No, thank you:  I can't read non-con/rape.  I also can't handle violence against animals or children.  I'm not a fan of death fic or unhappy/no-hope endings.  I don't particularly enjoy incompetence or humiliation for no reason...if it serves a purpose in the story and it makes sense, I can handle it.  And most AUs aren't my go-to reads (though I'm sometimes a sucker for those soulmate ones).  I'll read some, but not really what I seek out for fic. 

Below are the specific requests.  Again, take as much or little from these as you want.  I get how the muse can work (or sometimes not work).   Again, go where the muse takes you.  Note:  On a lot of these I didn't choose angst as a tag, however, I'm okay with angst as long as it doesn't end dark.  

Request 1:  Marvel Cinematic Universe


So I love Steve Rogers. Definitely my favorite character in all of Marvel Universe.   For Steve/Thor - I just love that they're both sort of strangers in this current world and could see them bonding over things like that.  For Steve/Sam - I just love their friendship.  I love that Sam is protective of Steve and completely trusts him, but will still call him on things.  And I love that Steve lets Sam in.  I love Steve feeling jealous and Sam having to point out he's an idiot.  For Steve/Bucky - I didn't pick AU-Modern, but they are the one pairing that I can handle that with...so long as the basics are the same in that they grew up best friends.   For Steve/Tony - I love a domestic side to them.  I like them being equal partners, but still bickering.  For Steve/Bucky/Sam - I really love the idea of Steve being completely clueless, feeling left out but happy that Bucky and Sam are close, and Bucky & Sam needing to knock Steve over with things.  Or just random domesticity and the ways the three of them take care of each other (Just please keep that sort of dynamic of Sam & Bucky we get).

Request 2: Crossover Fandoms

Steve Rogers/Kara Danvers - so yes, did I mention my love of Steve Rogers and that my brain often spends time inserting him into different worlds.  I think he and Kara would be this odd fit, a person Kara doesn't have to worry about being strong around (and same for Steve).  Someone who understands that even when it's tiring, it feels good to help people.   For some reason with Steve & Kara, I picture Steve trying to be very private about his relationship and everyone on the Avengers trying to find out what's going on.  Sam and Bucky demanding to know and plotting...and of course Natasha already figured it out. 
Steve Rogers/Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez - so I love Losers almost as much as I love MCU.  And really, with this pairing, I'm open to pretty much anything, including - are Steve and Jake the same person?  Is Jake related to Steve?  I just love the idea of them and I'm open to anything.
Bucky Barnes/Jake Jensen - like above I just find it all fascinating and I know I have this weird obsession of crossing over all of Chris Evans roles at times.  But it just intrigues me and I'm open to anything.
Barry Allen/Oliver Queen - They are my DC TV OTP.  I love Barry and Oliver.  They're so different in a lot of ways, but they both care a lot about their cities and people.  And I think they bring out the best in each other when they work together, so I think that could go so far in another type of relationship.  I'd love hurt/comfort fic, with Oliver being protective and annoyed with Barry - because Barry rushes into everything.  And then Barry pointing out that Oliver can be just as fast to react. 
Barry Allen/Kara Danvers - Again, I love the idea of Kara having someone she doesn't have to hold back with.  They can fight villains and unwind together without having to close off parts of themselves or leaving someone behind every


Request 3: The Martian

Mark Watney is awesome and I love Mark/Chris.  I love them as an established relationship that ends up going on this adventure together where everything goes wrong.  I love exploring Chris battling with grieving someone he loves and then the guilt of being the one to making the call to leave him behind (even though only he would be blaming himself).  I love Mark using science and being smart and hating disco and potatoes.   And yeah, I saw the "mystery/procedural" tag and my brain was suddenly like "now there needs to be Mark & Chris solve crimes and make out a lot." 

Request 4: The Flash

I love the separate relationships that Barry has with both Cisco and Caitlyn.  I love the idea of them moving from friendship to more.  I love Barry and Cisco working through some of the issues of this season (whether established relationship that hit the rocks or getting together).  I just love that the three of them always come together in the end to save the day and there is a lot of trust and mutual respect built into those relationships.  And they're just fun characters too.

Request 5: The Losers

I love every single thing about Jake Jensen/Cougar Alvarez.  They are one of my favorite pairings that hit on all my favorite things:  best friends, teammates, partners in crime, and just two people that really respect each other's abilities.  I'm a sucker for hurt/comfort and competent!Jake, who kicks ass, but sometimes still needs Cougar to save him.  I love Jake then returning the favor and saving Cougar too.  Feel free to add any of the other team members, Aisha, Jolene, or Jensen's sister & niece as supporting characters. 

I do know the comics for this fandom.  I know it sign-up was for the movie and that's fine to stick with, but if you like the comic storylines and want to utilize it - that's fine by me. 

Request 6:  Killjoys

I adore this show and I really, truly love Johnny.  I don't really do pairings on this show.  I just love the dynamic and relationships that Johnny shares with D'avin and Dutch.  I love that Johnny is the heart of the trio and he's the only one who doesn't seem to realize it.  I love how far his relationship with D'avin has come since season one and even him stabbing Johnny.  I love how much Dutch depends on Johnny.  And Lucy loves Johnny the most, which is always awesome to me!

Request 7: Supergirl

Kara/Winn - I adore Kara and her relationship with Winn.  And it hits on my fave friends-to-more trope and just...the idea of Kara starting to realize exactly what Winn means to her after a close call.  Winn being leary.  And Kara having to win him over.   I just think her relationship with Winn is one of the things that keeps Kara grounded.  And did I mention Winn is adorable?
Kara & Alex - sisters kicking ass together!  Having each others' backs.  Being overprotective and stupid and sometimes snippy as sisters are known to do, but always being there when they need each other.  I just love Kara & Alex.  Separately they are great characters, but together, they're this amazing team.


I enjoy all the tags I chose and all the pairings.  I'm pretty easy to please and I hope you enjoy writing the story because I know I'll enjoy reading the final product.

So yes.  This is my long-winded way of saying Thank you!


tommygirl: (jessica jones - jess)
I haven't done this in awhile and it's Oscars-related, so...

1) Do you try to see all the nominees for Best Picture each year before the Academy Awards show?

Yes, I do.  It's a tradition I've had since I was a teenager and took my first film class in high school.

2) How many of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees have you seen so far?

So far I've seen five of them.  I still need to see Moonlight, Lion, Fences and Hacksaw Ridge

3) Of those nominated films you’ve seen, which is your favorite?

Manchester by the Sea was really, really good, but really, really depressing.  I really loved La, La Land and the Little Bit and I go around singing music from it a lot.  That said, my favorite is Hidden Figures.  It was so good.  I loved every second of it and I think it deserves so much more recognition.

4) Is your favorite the same as the film you think is actually the “best picture”?

I think Hidden Figures is the best picture of the five movies that I've seen thus far.  it's possible that will change when I see the rest.  I don't know.

5) Which film do you think will win Best Picture?

Right now, I would say either Moonlight or La, La Land, depending on the mood of the Oscar voters.  They're really weird sometimes.

tommygirl: (sports night - high five)
So I managed to write a few things for [community profile] fandom_stocking but I still have a few more bookmarked to do something for or I started and got distracted, never finishing in time. Figured I would share now that the recipients got to enjoy the little fanworks. As always, if you've read my stuff before, you know that titles are never my strong point.

The Lost Bet
- Captain America, Steve/Bucky - Steve wins a bet and Bucky ends up at Ikea.

Holiday Plans - Hawaii 5-0, Steve/Danny - Danny might be freaking out about upcoming holiday plans.

Never Easy - The Losers, Jake/Cougar - Jensen isn't the easiest patient, but Cougar tries to focus on the fact that Jake is still alive.

Danny and the Volvo of Doom (did I mention the title thing?) - Sports Night, Danny/Casey - Danny gets himself hurt. Casey worries. And Dan really just wants to make out with his boyfriend on the couch.

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If any of you on my friends list had stockings, feel free to link me to them. I know it's after the fact, but it can't hurt. I've got a large writing goal to make this year!

Also, the Cuddles for Comfort fanfest is going until February 14th, so feel free to leave some prompts if you want. My fandoms are listed in my user info, but usually if I know a fandom, I'd be willing to give it a go.

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Actually, even without the cuddles for comfort, feel free to leave any prompts and I'll do my best to provide at least a drabble in the next week or two.  I really need to get out of my head and write.



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